The table below looks at the statistics for QA skills in IT contracts advertised for the Docklands, London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance (QA)
Rank 13 21 12
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing QA 4 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 6.78% 4.88% 8.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 25.00% 50.00% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 7
Median daily rate - £505 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.22%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.61
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +36.93%
QA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the Docklands, London region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
Docklands, London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
16 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Docklands, London 27.12% 9.76% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 13
Median daily rate £525 £563 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
-0.06% +5.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £25.41 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.80% +27.02%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Docklands, London region citing QA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

QA Jobs Demand Trend in Docklands, London

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Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

QA
Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing QA across the Docklands, London region.

QA Hourly Rate Trend in Docklands, London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Docklands, London region with a requirement for QA.

1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (50.00%) AS400
2 5 (50.00%) COBOL
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Proprietary Trading
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) MS Office
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco

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Top Related IT Skills in Docklands, London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) COBOL Programmer
1 5 (50.00%) Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) AS400 Programmer
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Programmer
3 2 (20.00%) QA Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) AS400
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Project Management
2 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Proprietary Trading
3 2 (20.00%) QA Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) COBOL
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) VMware